Dee - posted on 02/21/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
Isabella is now 13months and has always been a little bit difficult to feed!
I have gone at her pace ... and she now eats 3 puree meals a day with snacks in between. The quantities are small but you can't force them right!
My worry is most kids are eating themselves by now ... but if I offer her small pieces of food - she may try one or two - but thats it. The only way i can get a satisfactory amount in is by pureeing her meals until smooth. ... if i leave them a bit bumpy - again - she is put off by the 3-4th spoonful ...
she is small - so i feel i need to feed her whatever she will take ... but then i worry i am not helping her progress ...
Is there a plan i could follow on how to get her chewing more - and then maybe she wouldnt get bored/tired after just a few spoons?
I am happy to feed her purees - but i just feel its my job to help her move along ...
She happily eats cheerios, biscuits, rice cakes, breadsticks, chips ... for snacks.
But for a proper meal - if i gave her rice, small pieces of chicken, bread, or veggies - she would only eat a few pieces ... hence i dont do this ... for main meals i giver her puree home cooked meals.
Is this bad?